Steven Winter Associates Announces Launch of Accessible Product Guide
AUGUST 12, 2016
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Accessible Product Guide, an innovative online tool to help architects, builders, developers, and homeowners find products that enhance the accessibility and usability of spaces. The guide contains products for commercial, residential, and retail projects, and features a wide range of categories, including door hardware, drinking fountains, faucets, pools, ramps, lavatories, and more.
“Past experience has shown that it can be difficult for our clients to locate products that meet compliance with federal laws, state and local buildings codes, or Universal Design principles,” said Victoria Lanteigne, Senior Accessibility Consultant with Steven Winter Associates. “SWA’s Accessible Product Guide will help to address this challenge by connecting individual users and project teams with products that are not only accessible, but also contemporary, elegant, and sleek.”
The guide currently features eleven vendors, including: Access-Able Designs, Inc., Accurate Lock and Hardware, American Standard, Aqua Creek Products, Bobrick, Elkay, Hafele, Niagara Conservation, Safepath Products, TOTO, and Trending Accessibility. The interactive platform is free to the public; and allows users to sign up, track interests, review products, and inquire about products directly from vendor sites.
SWA’s consultants are veterans in the accessible product arena, dating back to 1995 when SWA founded and led the Association for Safe and Accessible Products. “Our team’s unique and long standing experience in the field of accessible design enables us to provide effective and attractive product solutions to the market,” said Peter Stratton, Senior VP, Director, Accessibility Compliance and Consulting. “We are excited
about the directory and look forward to the added value it will bring to our clients.”
In the coming months, SWA will begin to expand the guide by recruiting additional vendors, increasing the number and scope of products, and building the site’s user base. Vendors who are interested in featuring products can contact us via the website for participation options.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting, and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our engineers and architects have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions. For more information or to contact us, visit http://www.swinter.com.